2022 888poker XL Winter Series WSOPC Rozvadov
Event #1: $500 Casino Employees Event
Event #1: $500 Casino Employees Event
Day 1 Completed

Cosmo Andoloro Among Leaders After Day 1 of the $500 Casino Employees Event

BrandonTemple • Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Cosmo Andoloro
Cosmo Andoloro

The opening event of the 50th Annual World Series of Poker saw 686 entrants hit the felt in search of a coveted WSOP Bracelet, and after a long Day 1 that lasted over sixteen levels, the bubble burst and just 103 players were left, all in the money with a min-cash of $727 guaranteed, with their eye on the WSOP bracelet and $62,345 top prize.

One of the leaders in the tournament is Cosmo Andoloro, who managed to bag a healthy 650,000 in chips. He gained the majority of his stack by flopping a flush with {j-Clubs}{9-Clubs} against the {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} of an opponent. Andoloro, a floor supervisor at Red Dragon Casino in Mountlake Terrace, Washington, scooped in the massive pot and never looked back.

Others to find a big bag include Planet Hollywood dealer Christopher Bowen (633,000), Thunder Valley Poker Room Manager Miguel Cardenas (512,000), Stephanie Otteson (479,000), and Talking Stick Poker Host Brad Helm (465,000). Joining them in Day 2 are WSOP Bracelet winner Jon Freidberg (360,000), Austin Roberts (342,000), who just finished in third place at the Run It Up Reno VIII Main Event, WSOP Poker Editor Isaac Hanson (249,000), and PokerNews Live Reporter Adam Lamers (116,000).

Likewise, multiple players from the DraftKings contingent that invaded the Rio made it through to Day 2, including Director of Community Team Steve McLoughlin (150,500), and Asad Abdullah (50,000), who McLoughlin shared with us has been playing poker for less than a year, and this was his first tournament cash. In addition, Abdullah got engaged on Saturday before making it down to the WSOP.

Not everyone was fortunate enough to make it through to Day 2. Some of those that hit the rail include former champion in this event Chad Holloway, a contingent from Team PokerNews including Yori Epskamp, Valerie Cross, Leo Contreras, Mo Nuwwarah, Milko van Winden, Oliver Biles, Brandyn Trenholm, and Kevin Mathers, DraftKings Senior Advisor and former WSOP Bracelet winner Jonathan Aguiar, last year's third-place finisher Katie Kopp, and three-time WSOP Bracelet winner Dutch Boyd.

Thursday's Day 2 will start at 12 noon, with all the remaining players in the money. The field will play down to the final six on Day 2, with those players returning on Friday at the same time to play down to a winner. All the action will be streamed on PokerGo on a 30-minute delay. Be sure to stay tuned right here on PokerNews to follow all the Day 2 action of the $500 Casino Employees Event!

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4001Jason EiseleUnited States250,00042
Amazon4002Jeremy DaumUnited States175,00029
Amazon4003Travis WilliamsUnited States54,0009
Amazon4004Joshua GrevilleUnited States89,00015
Amazon4005Russell CorpisUnited States105,00018
Amazon4006Patrick FewellUnited States50,0008
Amazon4007John PostlUnited States46,0008
Amazon4008Justin WongUnited States183,00031
Amazon4009Filimon ZamoraUnited States69,00012
Amazon4011Brian WongUnited States42,0007
Amazon4012Justin SlavinUnited States201,00034
Amazon4013Isaac HansonUnited States249,00042
Amazon4014Rick MartingUnited States73,00012
Amazon4015Bryan WienhoffUnited States311,00052
Amazon4016Marco BrownUnited States203,00034
Amazon4017Austin RobertsUnited States324,00054
Amazon4018Miguel CardenasUnited States512,00085
Amazon4019Adrian HollieUnited States42,0007
Amazon4022Errol KrupiarzUnited States20,0003
Amazon4023Matthew MichUnited States87,00015
Amazon4024Eric FenzkeUnited States141,00024
Amazon4025Stephanie OttesonCanada479,00080
Amazon4026Corey EiferleUnited States248,00041
Amazon4027Derek ShoemakerUnited States311,00052
Amazon4028Benjamin ChangUnited States45,0008
Amazon4029William StroughUnited States34,0006
Amazon4031Jesse KertlandUnited States398,00066
Amazon4032Ian FellerUnited States269,00045
Amazon4033Shane PatreauCanada127,00021
Amazon4034Spencer BennettUnited States77,00013
Amazon4035Jeffrey FastCanada324,00054
Amazon4036Brian MatthiessenUnited States44,0007
Amazon4037Lap NguyenUnited States127,00021
Amazon4038Bradley HelmUnited States465,00078
Amazon4039Mark FucileUnited States197,00033
Amazon4041Evan ZlockUnited States103,00017
Amazon4042Chaan ThomasUnited States73,00012
Amazon4043Carlo ArgentinoUnited States43,0007
Amazon4044Gene LeeUnited States131,00022
Amazon4046Sieu CaoCanada231,00039
Amazon4047Christopher FieberUnited States59,00010
Amazon4048Jordan RaganUnited States203,00034
Amazon4049Sergey BabayanUnited States130,00022
Amazon4051Carlos AldazUnited States283,00047
Amazon4052Darrin PhillipsUnited States120,00020
Amazon4053Patrick ChungUnited States213,00036
Amazon4054Armando OsunaUnited States34,0006
Amazon4055Matthew SchlesingerUnited States75,00013
Amazon4056Chad RoedersheimerUnited States259,00043
Amazon4057Jeffrey ThompsonUnited States231,00039
Amazon4058Brian BurgessUnited States170,00028
Amazon4059Mike MajerusUnited States180,00030
Amazon4061Jason BardolUnited States64,00011
Amazon4062Vincent IkehUnited States132,00022
Amazon4063Rios DagobertoUnited States71,00012
Amazon4064Jeramie ContrerasUnited States48,0008
Amazon4065Adam LamersCanada116,00019
Amazon4066Cecil SimmsUnited States92,00015
Amazon4067Brett JanigaUnited States136,00023
Amazon4069Jorge RuizUnited States426,00071
Amazon4071Tomasz TrelskiUnited States68,00011
Amazon4072Michael ParkerUnited States104,00017
Amazon4073Thomas KubinUnited States91,00015
Amazon4074Joseph ApplerUnited States219,00037
Amazon4075Jose ZaragozaUnited States192,00032
Amazon4076Steven McloughlinUnited States151,00025
Amazon4077Thomas TimmonsUnited States309,00052
Amazon4078Cosmo AndoloroUnited States650,000108
Amazon4079Stephen DuvallUnited States141,00024
Amazon4081Frank NguyenUnited States205,00034
Amazon4082Jon FriedbergUnited States360,00060
Amazon4083Christopher BowenUnited States633,000106
Amazon4084Timothy SchonherrUnited States17,0003
Amazon4085Jesse OdenheimerUnited States290,00048
Amazon4086Wen WangUnited States52,0009
Amazon4087Zachary LeeUnited States140,00023
Amazon4089Brian MikeshUnited States70,00012
Amazon4092Yun ZhengUnited States264,00044
Amazon4093Richard MaxieUnited States167,00028
Amazon4094Fredric DavidUnited States193,00032
Amazon4095Rebecka HinsonUnited States76,00013
Amazon4096Brian BelkinUnited States316,00053
Amazon4097Daniel FlorioUnited States114,00019
Amazon4098Billie ParkerUnited States92,00015
Amazon4099Chris ConnerUnited States109,00018
Amazon4101Scott HeckerUnited States139,00023
Amazon4102Darren WakefieldUnited States165,00028
Amazon4103Bohao ZhuUnited States193,00032
Amazon4104Joseph LambertaUnited States186,00031
Amazon4105John MantouvalosUnited States123,00021
Amazon4106Christopher OrioUnited States281,00047
Amazon4107Nicholas HaynesUnited States185,00031
Amazon4108Asad AbdullahUnited States50,0008
Amazon4109Melchor EspirituUnited States166,00028
Amazon4111Andrew ProeschUnited States118,00020
Amazon4112Gregorios LamprinosUnited States28,0005
Amazon4113Keith Lauder IIIUnited States97,00016
Amazon4114Ron CampbellCanada39,0007
Amazon4115Daniel GoldmanUnited States133,00022
Amazon4116Robert OstlerUnited States64,00011
Amazon4117Leon WheelerUnited States67,00011
Amazon4118Kurtis HendricksonUnited States61,00010
Amazon4119Amanda WheelerUnited States124,00021

Tags: Asad AbdullahAustin RobertsBrad HelmBrandyn TrenholmChad HollowayChristopher BowenDutch BoydIsaac HansonJonathan AguiarKatie KoppKevin MathersMiguel CardenasMilko van WindenMo NuwwarahSteve McLoughlinValerie Cross

End-Of-Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

BrandonTemple • Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Cosmo Andoloro US
Cosmo Andoloro
US 650,000 650,000
Christopher Bowen us
Christopher Bowen
us 633,000 233,000
Miguel Cardenas us
Miguel Cardenas
us 512,000 32,000
Stephanie Otteson CA
Stephanie Otteson
CA 479,000 139,000
Bradley Helm us
Bradley Helm
us 465,000 465,000
Jorge Ruiz US
Jorge Ruiz
US 426,000 426,000
Jesse Kertland us
Jesse Kertland
us 398,000 133,000
Jon Friedberg us
Jon Friedberg
us 360,000 360,000
Jeffrey Fast CA
Jeffrey Fast
CA 324,000 324,000
Austin Roberts us
Austin Roberts
us 324,000 -6,000
Brian Belkin US
Brian Belkin
US 316,000 316,000
Derek Shoemaker us
Derek Shoemaker
us 311,000 311,000
Bryan Wienhoff us
Bryan Wienhoff
us 311,000 -9,000
Thomas Timmons US
Thomas Timmons
US 309,000 309,000
Jesse Odenheimer US
Jesse Odenheimer
US 290,000 110,000
Carlos Aldaz us
Carlos Aldaz
us 283,000 283,000
Christopher Orio us
Christopher Orio
us 281,000 281,000
Ian Feller us
Ian Feller
us 269,000 269,000
Teng Zheng US
Teng Zheng
US 264,000 124,000
Chad Roedersheimer US
Chad Roedersheimer
US 259,000 89,000
Jason Eisele us
Jason Eisele
us 250,000 250,000
Isaac Hanson us
Isaac Hanson
us 249,000 59,000
Corey Eiferle US
Corey Eiferle
US 248,000 248,000
Jeffrey Thompson US
Jeffrey Thompson
US 231,000 231,000
Sieu Cao CA
Sieu Cao
CA 231,000 231,000

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Wienhoff Eliminates the Bubble Boy

Leo_Contreras • Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

On a board of {6-Spades}{5-Spades}{j-Hearts} Bryan Wienhoff called the all-in from John Johnson in late position.

Wienhoff: {j-}{2-}
Johnson: {7-Clubs}{4-Clubs}

The board ran out {k-Hearts}, {2-Clubs} which was no help to Johnson who was eliminated on the bubble. The players all cheered making the money in the first event of the summer.

Stay tuned for assorted end-of-night chip counts and later, a full recap of the day's action.

Bryan Wienhoff us
Bryan Wienhoff
us 320,000 160,000

Tags: Bryan WienhoffJohn Johnson

Bubble Time!

BrandonTemple • Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

With the elimination of Chase Morret, the tournament has reached its bubble. Stay tuned to see who the unfortunate bubble boy or girl will be.

Chase Morret US
Chase Morret
US Busted

Odenhimer Eliminates a Player

Leo_Contreras • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

A player in middle position shoved for 101,000 and it folded around to Jesse Odenheimer in the big blind who made the call.

Odenheimer: {q-Clubs}{q-Spades}
Opponent: {a-}{k-}

The board ran {q-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{7-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and Odenheimer eliminated a player close to the bubble.

Jesse Odenheimer US
Jesse Odenheimer
US 180,000 180,000

Tags: Jesse Odenheimer

Otteson Doubles Up

Leo_Contreras • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

On the board of {5-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{6-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} Stephanie Otteson moved all-in for 97,000 on a pot of 250,000 and after a long tank a player in middle position made the call.

Otteson: {10-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}
Opponent: {j-Clubs}{9-Clubs}

Stephanie's higher straight doubled her up and put her in great position late in day 1.

Stephanie Otteson CA
Stephanie Otteson
CA 340,000 340,000

Tags: stephanie otteson

Fenzke's Trips Get Tripped Up

BrandonTemple • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

Eric Fenzke checked a {4-Spades}{10-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} board over to Thunder Valley Casino Poker Room Manager Miguel Cardenas in the lojack, and he fired 25,000 into a similarly sized pot. Fenzke check-raised to 60,000, and Cardenas called.

Fenzke checked the {j-Hearts} river, and Cardenas bet 100,000. Fenzke instantly called with {7-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}, but his trip fours were crushed by the {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} of Cardenas.

Miguel Cardenas us
Miguel Cardenas
us 480,000
Eric Fenzke US
Eric Fenzke
US 80,000 -182,000

Tags: Eric FenzkeMiguel Cardenas

Kertland Wins a Big Pot

Leo_Contreras • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

On a flop of {a-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} a player in middle position made it 17,000 to go, and action folded to Jesse Kertland in the big blind, who made the call.

The turn was the {2-Hearts} and Kertland checked. The player in middle position made it 22,000, and Jesse made the call.

The river came the {3-Clubs}, putting a straight on the board, and Jesse led with 50,000. The player in middle position made the call and Jesse showed him the {5-Clubs}{6-Hearts} for the higher straight and the other player mucked his hand.

Jesse Kertland us
Jesse Kertland
us 265,000 265,000

Tags: Jesse Kertland